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[[Image:San_marco.jpg|thumb|300px|Basilica di San Marco]]
 
[[Image:San_marco.jpg|thumb|300px|Basilica di San Marco]]
* <see name="Saint Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco)" alt="" address="Piazza San Marco" directions="Water lines # 1, 52, and 82 will take you from Santa Lucia (the train station) or Piazzale Roma to Piazza San Lucia. Walking is another option but will require a map and lots of time and energy." phone="+39 041 5225205 (procuratorial phone number)" url="http://basilicasanmarco.it/" hours="1st October to 31st March: 9:45AM-4:45PM; 1st April to 30 September: 9:45AM-5PM" price="Admission to the basilica is free; however, the museum upstairs costs €5 and to view the high altar and treasury costs €2" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Saint Mark's Basilica is on the '''Piazza San Marco'''  and is one of the highlights of a visit to Venice.  As with most churches in Italy, you must be dressed appropriately to be allowed in; this means no short skirts or bare shoulders.  You are not allowed to carry large bags or rucksacks inside. You must deposit them just round the corner from the main entrance. Filming and photography is forbidden so be prepared in advance.  The visit within the basilica lasts ten minutes. Waiting for entry into the basilica can last up to five or so hours and it may be wise to buy a ticket from the official site [http://www.venetoinside.com/en/saint_mark_s_basilica/] (reservation costs €3.00). Once you have a reservation you can take the group entrance on the left, where you give in the printout of your reservation. These reservations are only available 7 months out of the year, 1 Apr-31 Oct.
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* <see name="Saint Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco)" alt="" address="Piazza San Marco" directions="Water lines # 1, 52, and 82 will take you from Santa Lucia (the train station) or Piazzale Roma to Piazza San Lucia. Walking is another option but will require a map and lots of time and energy." phone="+39 041 5225205 (procuratorial phone number)" url="http://basilicasanmarco.it/" hours="1st October to 31st March: 9:45AM-4:45PM; 1st April to 30 September: 9:45AM-5PM" price="Admission to the basilica is free; however, the museum upstairs costs €5 and to view the high altar and treasury costs €2" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Saint Mark's Basilica is on the '''Piazza San Marco'''  and is one of the highlights of a visit to Venice.  As with most churches in Italy, you must be dressed appropriately to be allowed in; this means no short skirts or bare shoulders.  You are not allowed to carry large bags or rucksacks inside. You must deposit them just round the corner from the main entrance. Filming and photography is forbidden so be prepared in advance.  The visit within the basilica lasts ten minutes. Waiting for entry into the basilica can last up to five or so hours and it may be wise to buy a ticket from the official site [http://www.venetoinside.com/en/saint_mark_s_basilica/] (reservation costs €1.50). Once you have a reservation you can take the group entrance on the left, where you give in the printout of your reservation. These reservations are only available 7 months out of the year, 1 Apr-31 Oct.
  
 
The symbol of St. Mark’s Basilica is a masterpiece of the Greek Hellenistic sculpture: the famous '''gilded bronze horses'''.  A visit to St Mark’s Basilica is a must! It is renowned worldwide for its priceless treasures and fascinating secret places. Some of them, such as the Baptistery and the Zen Chapel, are usually closed to the public.</see>
 
The symbol of St. Mark’s Basilica is a masterpiece of the Greek Hellenistic sculpture: the famous '''gilded bronze horses'''.  A visit to St Mark’s Basilica is a must! It is renowned worldwide for its priceless treasures and fascinating secret places. Some of them, such as the Baptistery and the Zen Chapel, are usually closed to the public.</see>

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